Nearly a thousand are receiving help from the assistance system for victims of human trafficking
The Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking (NAS) today has more clients than ever before. Out of its 992 clients, 770 are presumed or identified victims of human trafficking and 222 are their minor children.
The number of clients has more than tripled during the recent years. A year ago, there were 804 people within the scope of services at the end of June. On 30 June 2019 the same number was 587, a year before that it was 379 an in 2017 it was no more than 269.
109 new clients were admitted into the Assistance System at the beginning of 2021. 45 of them had become victims of human trafficking in Finland, while 64 had been exploited outside Finland.
Persons who became victims of human trafficking in Finland had most commonly been exploited in forced labour, prostitution or sexual slavery, forced marriage or in forced criminal activity. Forced labour was typically identified in the restaurant and cleaning industries, but individual cases were identified in other industries, as well.
Victims who had been exploited in Finland found their way to the Assistance System most often through their own request for help or were referred to assistance by Victim Support Finland. Those exploited outside Finland were typically identified and referred to the Assistance System by the Finnish Immigration Service.
This information is contained in the semiannual report of the Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking published today (in Finnish).
Facts: What does the Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking do?
- The Assistance System is a center of excellence in the identification and assistance of victims of human trafficking.
- The purpose of the Assistance System is to help trafficking victims, their underage children, and persons who assist in investigating trafficking offences. It helps both Finnish and foreign victims of human trafficking equally.
- The Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking is an authority that offers its clients advice and guidance, social services, healthcare services, reception allowance or social assistance, safe accommodation as well as interpretation and translation services.
- If the client wishes to go back to their home country, they receive assistance for voluntary return.
- The client also receives the statutory legal aid and legal advice.
- The Assistance System operates in connection with Joutseno Reception Centre. It has four offices in Finland (Lappeenranta, Helsinki. Oulu and Tampere).
- The Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking has been operating since 2006. It is part of the Finnish Immigration Service and operates under the Ministry of the Interior.
- The Assistance System maintains the national website humantrafficking.fi and a 24/7 helpline at +358 2954 63 177.
- The system should be referred to as the Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking or the Assistance System.
- For more information, visit www.ihmiskauppa.fi
Katri Lyijynen, Deputy Director, tel. +358 295 463 223, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terhi Tafari, Senior Adviser, tel. +358 295 463 240, email: email@example.com
Puh. 0295 430 431 (vaihde/switchboard))http://www.migri.fi
The Finnish Immigration Service is a decision-making organisation in matters related to immigration, asylum, refugee status and citizenship and maintains the reception system.
Subscribe to releases from Maahanmuuttovirasto
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Maahanmuuttovirasto by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Maahanmuuttovirasto
Hjälpsystemet för offer för människohandel har nästan tusen klienter21.7.2021 09:00:00 EEST | Tiedote
Hjälpsystemets totala klientantal den 30 juni 2021 var större än någonsin tidigare. Av hjälpsystemets 992 klienter var 770 möjliga människohandelsoffer och 222 var minderåriga barn till dessa
Ihmiskaupan uhrien auttamisjärjestelmässä lähes tuhat asiakasta21.7.2021 09:00:00 EEST | Tiedote
Auttamisjärjestelmän kokonaisasiakasmäärä on 30.6.2021 korkeampi kuin koskaan aikaisemmin. Auttamisjärjestelmän 992 asiakkaasta 770 on mahdollisia ihmiskaupan uhreja ja 222 heidän alaikäisiä lapsiaan.
EUR 50,000 for football at reception centres – top players to coach asylum seekers28.6.2021 10:00:53 EEST | Press release
Reception centres will soon be applauding for their own players as the Football Association of Finland (FAF), the Football Players’ Association of Finland (FPA) and the Finnish Immigration Service are set to start coaching asylum seekers in football. Top players from the nearby clubs will be acting as coaches.
Fotbollshobbyn vid förläggningarna får 50 000 euro i stöd – toppspelare ska träna asylsökande28.6.2021 10:00:30 EEST | Tiedote
Snart fylls läktarna även på förläggningarna när Bollförbundet, fotbollsspelarföreningen Jalkapallon Pelaajayhdistys ry och Migrationsverket börjar handleda asylsökande i fotbollshobbyn. Toppspelare från närliggande fotbollsklubbar ska fungera som tränare.
Vastaanottokeskusten jalkapalloharrastuksen tukemiseen 50 000 euroa – turvapaikanhakijoiden valmentajina toimivat huippupelaajat28.6.2021 10:00:06 EEST | Tiedote
Kisakatsomot täyttyvät pian vastaanottokeskuksissakin, kun Palloliitto, Jalkapallon Pelaajayhdistys ry ja Maahanmuuttovirasto opastavat turvapaikanhakijoita jalkapalloharrastuksen pariin. Valmentajina toimivat huippupelaajat läheisistä seuroista.
Finnish Immigration Service improves customer service at service points – thousands of new appointments to be added to the booking system10.6.2021 08:49:19 EEST | Press release
The Finnish Immigration Service is improving its customer services. During the summer, the Finnish Immigration Service will open thousands of new appointments for its services points and provide more advisory services to customers. The Finnish Immigration Service is currently exploring the options of upgrading its appointment booking system.
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom